Sustainability Partnerships

Due to the generosity of the Kilby family, West Nottingham has established an ongoing partnership with Kilby Dairy Farm, one mile from our campus.  Kilby Farm provides an additional outdoor classroom with exciting possibilities for environmental education across the curriculum. The Kilby Farm partnership also makes possible our signature food waste diversion program, which diverts all dining hall food waste to the farm's methane digester, where it becomes clean energy to run the farm and natural compost to fertilize the fields. To close the loop, West Nottingham purchases fresh milk and ice cream from the farm. Among other partners, West Nottingham also works with the Octoraro Watershed Association and Cecil County Department of Land Use and Development to contribute to the care of land and waters beyond our campus borders.